Design Trends


Design Trends: Kitchen Confidential

The heart of the home beats more strongly than ever.

  Make It a Date  Bold, retro-designed ceramic plates are just so apropos for the kitchen. Troy Lighting’s Dinner Date, available in two-, four-, six- and eight-plate combos, supports each piece with narrow hand-worked iron bars finished in dark antique bronze and an eye-pleasing asymmetrical configuration. $2,685 at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Naples.     Automotive-Inspired Engineering Poggenpohl once again revs up kitchen design with its new P’7350, a Porsche Design Studio-engineered fitted kitchen that abandons traditional horizontal architecture for a venture into vertical. Precise industrial mitering of cabinet front and body and vertical stainless steel-effect brushed aluminum trim create a streamlined look. Available in black, white and gray laminates with lacquer and matte finishes, mitered glass tops, wood veneers and totally customizable to your specs. Starting at $60,000. Poggenpohl Florida West showroom, Miromar Design Center, Estero.     The Softer Side of Modern  Freestyle’s Faith Fix describes the kitchen design of the Bardot model home in Quail West as “modern with a soft touch.” Created by designer Ruta Menaghlazi, the room features honey-toned stained walnut cabinetry accented with cream painted interiors on upper open cabinets; walnut flooring; and a quartz island countertop with waterfall edges. Man-made quartz by Pompeii, Fix says, “is as durable a
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